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Goals from Ryan Buchanan, Kellin Casey and Kevin Hartmann propelled Glenwood Springs to a 3-1 boys soccer win at Grand Junction Central in Thursday’s season opener.

Danny Weller, Clay Hawkins and Sydney Van Horn had assists for the 4A Demons, who hadn’t beaten the 5A Warriors in some time.

“I’d say it’s the first time in five years we’ve beaten those guys,” Glenwood coach John Mount estimated. “It was a really physical game. Both our JV and varsity came out with wins. It was a very impressive game.”



Behind 13 kills from Landon Garvik and 12 from Niki Burns, Roaring Fork stormed to a 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 volleyball win over visiting Coal Ridge on Thursday.

Joey Clingan added 20 assists and five Rams finished with seven or more digs in the season opener for both squads.



“We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” Roaring Fork coach Carrie Shultz said. “We had some nerves to shake out, but we got better with each game.”

Tied at 18 in the third game of Thursday’s match with visiting Aspen, Grand Valley’s volleyball team came to life.

The Cardinals nailed down seven straight points to win the game and take a 2-1 lead in the match. They then proceeded to rattle off the first nine points of the fourth game en route to a 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-15 win over the Skiers.

“It was a heartbreaking loss for us, but it’s really early in the season,” Aspen coach Clay Dahlman said. “We have some things to work on.”


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